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Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is the largest educational nonprofit in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to deliver and advocate for STEM education that inspires students, who lack access and opportunities, to succeed in college and careers. We are guided by the belief that all students are capable of pursuing higher education and boosting their future economic mobility regardless of their background. SVEF has an established legacy of providing proven STEM programs and being profoundly committed to empowering students to graduate high school career and college ready. The impact of our work is evident in our strong partnerships with districts and donors in closing the achievement gap and the creation of a workforce that has the skills to meet 21st century needs.

[Computer Science] Innovate Teaching Assistant


If you are passionate about positively impacting the future of our students and computer science,

we invite you to apply to this opportunity. Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

Silicon Valley Education Foundation, in partnership with local school districts since 2008 to offer

students educational services. [Computer Science] Innovate ([CS]I), features a curriculum developed

by Microsoft and meticulously curated by our expert team. [CS]I is designed to empower rising 6th-10th graders with computer science education by teaching foundational skills and design-thinking on the computer and through project building. We are seeking dedicated Teaching Assistants to join our team.


Classes will be held in person in the Greater Bay Area and determined based on the best fit for the applicants' needs and availability. We partner with school districts as far north as Lodi and south as Soledad. Most heavily concentrated in the San Jose area.


  • Support up to 2-4 classrooms for project based CS instruction.

  • Provide IT support to teachers, students, and families.

  • Provide administrative support (e.g. calling parents and recording student attendance).

  • Reinforce norms (e.g. supporting group discussions in person or via zoom).

  • Serve as a mentor and positive role model to students.

  • Engage with students by asking questions during pair-share or small group sessions, support students during project work time.

  • Support with technology tools such as Zoom, Google Classroom, or Nearpod.

  • Support teacher and program with other various assigned tasks.


Program Orientation and Professional Learning

Mandatory attendance of pre-program training on Wednesday, May 29th from 4pm -

6pm. Mandated Harassment Prevention Training (waived if obtained Certificate of

Completion within the last two years). Asynchronous Micro:bit/CPX work.

Professional Learning Community (1 hour)

Meet with [CS]I Staff and other Teaching Assistants via Zoom to learn and share

common classroom approaches, work through misconceptions, and develop best

practices. (dates TBD)


  • Currently a high school senior or enrolled in college or a recent college graduate.

  • Interest in working with 6th-10th grade students in an academic setting.

  • Demonstrated written, verbal, and digital communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a classroom setting.

  • Required proof of TB test results and fingerprinting before working with students (costs reimbursed by SVEF).

  • Access to reliable transportation.


Middle School Programs (19 days): $2,552 ($116 daily rate) (19 days, payroll taxes apply).

High School Programs (24 days): $3,915 ($145 daily rate) (24 days, payroll taxes apply).

* Full compensation includes complete fulfillment of all PL and PLC dates, daily class commitment,

out-of-class prep, and required logistics. There is no overtime and a cap of 8 working hours per day.

Program length can vary upon district assignment.

Referral Bonus: Receive a $50 gift card when you and your referred worker both complete the Summer Program!

SVEF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.


Apply here!

If you have any questions, please email

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